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 DISTRICT: THUNDER BAY-SUPERIOR NORTH
Candidate Party Vote Count Pop. Vote X
Michael Gravelle Liberal Party 21939 72.45% X
Bonnie Satten New Democratic Party 4548 15.02%
Brent Sylvester Prog Conservative 2903 9.59%
Carl Rose Green Party of Ont. 891 2.94%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:49 EDT 2003 185 of 185 polls reporting


THUNDER BAY-SUPERIOR NORTH

2003 Candidates:
Michael Gravelle (Liberal) - incumbent
Bonnie Satten (NDP)
Brent Sylvester (PC)
Carl Rose (GP)

1999 Election Results
Candidate Ballot Count Popular Vote
Michael Gravelle (Liberal) 19,249 60.90%
Nathalie Galesloot (NDP) 5,864 18.55%
Ed Linkewich (PC) 5,683 17.98%

Carl Rose (Green Party)

382 1.21%
Robert Woito (Independent) 431 1.36%


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This northern riding is the fourth largest in Ontario, but home to one of the province's smallest populations.

Aside from a large part of Thunder Bay, this riding also includes Nipigon, Longlac and Marathon, as well as many native reserves. It has the fourth largest aboriginal population in Ontario.

It has experienced the greatest rate of population decline in Ontario, according to 1996 Census results. Major employers here include Provincial Paper and Lakehead University.

Six per cent of the region's population identified themselves as Finnish, the largest such group in the province.

The 1999 redistribution created Thunder Bay-Superior North from 73 per cent of the old Lake Nipigon riding and 84 per cent of Port Arthur.

Political History:

In the former riding of Lake Nipigon, NDP candidate Jack Stokes was elected in 1975, 1977 and 1981. NDP candidate Gilles Pouliot followed him with victories in 1985, 1987, 1990 and 1995.

In the old riding of Port Arthur, the NDP's Jim Foulds won five elections between 1971 and 1985. In 1987, Liberal Taras Kozyra defeated the NDP's Chris Southcott; he was beaten by NDP candidate Shelley Wark-Martyn in 1990. Liberal Michael Gravelle, a former aide to long-serving local MP Joe Comuzzi, won the riding in 1995 and was re-elected in 1999.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 Overall Election Results
Party E L T Pop. Vote %
LIB 72 0 72 46.45%
PC 24 0 24 34.64%
NDP 7 0 7 14.70%
OTH 0 0 0 4.21%
 Last Update Fri Oct 3 12:45:18 EDT 2003

 
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